For most people, the function of umbrellas is just to cover rain and sun. In fact, for those who pursue the quality of life, the word luxury penetrates into all aspects of life, even if it is only to cover rain and sun, it must be perfect and stylish.
What are the requirements for a luxury umbrella? The selection of umbrella ribs must be strong, the surface tension must be moderate, the handle of the umbrella must be smooth, and every place must be embodied with a sense of design and craftsman’s ingenuity, and a deep sense of history. Here, we introduce several high end umbrellas brands.
1. Swaine Adeney Brigg
Swaine Adeney Brigg is a magical brand. Its magic is that 300 years have passed, and it has always been the darling of the British royal family. The magic is that even President Obama is enamoured of it. The magic is that there are rumors and rumours that a SAB umbrella can use three generations, What’s even more amazing is that the Japanese umbrella industry profess the sound of SAB umbrella opening as “like stepping through the first snow”… Next, let us talk about where its excellence comes from.
It was built in 1750. For nearly 300 years, SAB umbrellas have been the first choice of the British royal family. In fact, the previous main business was mainly leather products and suitcases. Its leather products are also well-known, and at the wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate, they contracted the leather accessories used for the royal carriage, including whips, reins, and so on.
After merging with Brigg in 1943, he began making umbrellas, adhering to the usual care and refinement of making other royal products. Although his umbrellas are royal darlings, they are not splendid and gorgeous, and they are not limited to the luxury of the umbrella appearance. The overall style tends to be low-key and textured, and the quality is high, and the selection of materials is exquisite, so it is known that an umbrella can be passed down to three generations and won’t break.
For example, the umbrella canopy of Swaine Adeney Brigg has always insisted on using a mixture of nylon and silk, but the actual craftsmanship has always been a trade secret. When you hear of nylon, you may think, but in fact, although nylon is a common umbrella fabric, it is replaced with a special secret weaving process, which makes it easier than ordinary nylon umbrellas to not be contaminated with water droplets. Just shake it. The umbrella surface dries immediately.
Founded in 1988, Pickett is a British brand specializing in the manufacture of lifestyle products. Although the history is not long, the quality of the umbrellas made by his family has been unanimously recognized by the industry and has been on the men’s luxury media or magazine lists. Its price is not ridiculously expensive compared to Swaine Adeney Brigg, but it has a lot more levels than ordinary umbrellas, so it is very popular among the middle class and elites to attend various formal occasions.
Pickett’s umbrellas are simple and elegant, yet exquisite and beautiful. The handles are slender and elegant. Some are made of bamboo handles and steel pipes, and some are made of whole high-quality wood. Pickett’s umbrella will have a rubber ring on the handle to prevent rain from flowing down the stem.
3. Francesco Maglia
Francesco Maglia, a handmade luxury umbrella brand from Milan, Italy, was founded in 1854. It is a family-owned umbrella workshop and one of the most successful among the few large and small workshops in Italy.
His ancestors worked as an apprentice at Montichiari Umbrella Factory in 1849, and started making umbrellas independently at the age of 18. The company moved to Milan in 1976 and then to Via Ripamonti in 2003.
Francesco Maglia has just turned seventy years old. He is tall, well-dressed, and has a long white beard. His manners and spontaneous elegance are quite rare in today’s world, as if he is a Gentleman came from another world. He founded this brand with his own name, and with his own taste and persistence, he made his own piece of sky.
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With Septrainbow® UNIQUE telescoping shaft design and technology, a LIMITED EDITION luxury umbrella launched on the market in 2019. This compact luxury parasol umbrella with telescoping shaft is an overall length of 20.5”, making it much easier to storage in the suitcase or bag. High end satin fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection, pink flower canopy with lucite jeweled handle and keep fashion and elegant.